The Way Down Wanderers
Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is available now, wherever music is sold.
The Alpaca Gnomes
The Alpaca Gnomes are a vibrant, stomp-and-groove original rock, folk, jam band with humble beginnings in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT. They are known for blending their catchy originals with unique takes on classic songs and playing marathon length shows while keeping the crowds dancing and smiling.
Their self titled album, featuring 9 originals, including popular tracks “Honey”, “Train Song” and “Just In Case”, was released in 2012 featuring Benny Mikula(Vocals/Acoustic), Michael Gargano(Drums) Kimberly Nordling-Curtin(Violin/Vocals), Chris Barry (Guitar/Vocals), Martin Van Buren Amidon IX(Bass), Matt Summ(Percussion).
Since then they’ve been busy playing all sorts of gatherings and continue to build upon their loyal following of Gnomies. Most recently they sold out The Acoustic in Bridgeport and have made stops at InfinityHall(Norfolk,CT) Fairfield Theatre Company(Fairfield, CT), Palace Theatre(Stamford, CT), Arlene’s Grocery (NYC), Toad’s Place(New Haven) and many others.
They’ve had the privilege of sharing the stage and playing their songs with many talented musicians over the years including DJ Logic, Ed Mann(Frank Zappa) and members of Railroad Earth. They’ve also had the opportunity to share bills with the likes of Blues Traveler, Living Colour, Rick Derringer, The Tokens, The Drifters and many other fantastic bands.